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Parents' Guide to

Super Fun Night

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Rebel Wilson's misfit humor mixes with dating, sex jokes.

TV ABC Comedy 2013
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It's practically impossible to watch Rebel Wilson doing just about anything and not love her. Something that would be a stale fat joke in anyone else's hands, such as a visual gag with her trying to put on a pair of Spanx, is hilarious when Wilson's involved. Not only is she in on the jokes about herself, she's making them. She finds it funny to present herself as such a clueless misfit loser because it's so clear she's nothing of the sort.

However, the comedy built around her is pretty slight. For example, Super Fun Night milks the concept of drunk dialing, something that might have been amusing circa 1992. Also, though Wilson's Kimmie does need an enemy to rail against for dramatic purposes, does it have to be a skinny female bully? That good girl vs. mean girl dynamic is pretty trope-ish and tired by now. It'd be more fun to watch Kimmie vs. The World than two women pitched against each other and battling for a man's attention. Still, watching Wilson is always a pleasure, and so Super Fun Night is worth a look.

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